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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#11365 of 11746 1999 Legacy SUS - Is There A Roof Rack Out Here?
Oct 05, 2006 (1:04 pm)
I have looked around for quite some time trying to find a roof rack for my 1999 Subaru Legacy SUS. While I have found racks on Yakima and Thule at really high prices, I would really like to find a genuine subaru rack for my car.
It seems that all the subaru part houses online don't carry any 1999 sedan roof racks.
Have any of you ever ran across any roof racks online for my particular car? I would love to get out cheaper than 350 for my rack.
Thanks ~ Jason
#11366 of 11746 Re: Newbie to Subie- Need help! Which engine, Mileage? [shrinermonkey]
Oct 06, 2006 (7:55 am)
Regarding: The Passat had one of the BEST crash test ratings of the time. It was one of the safest cars on the road in 2001 and one of the few to come with 6 airbags STANDARD. But like was mentioned... horrible reliability and dealer service. I traded in mine for a 2006 Legacy 2.5i SE Wagon and couldn't be happier. No more european cars for me thanks.
The Passat is "one of the best." The Legacy is "THE best."
Check out this link for midsized cars:
#11367 of 11746 Re: Newbie to Subie- Need help! Which engine, Mileage? [killerbunny]
Oct 06, 2006 (10:08 am)
If you notice I said "in 2001." The Passat had better crash test scores than the Legacy did in 2001. The Legacy was not "THE best" in 2001, it is one of the top 2 NOW... pretty impressive for a car that costs under 25k.
#11368 of 11746 Satellite Radio on 07 Outback
Oct 07, 2006 (5:44 pm)
Just picked up a basic 2.5 Outback wagon today. Was wondering if anyone knew the details on the "pre-wired" satellite radio. From what I understand, it is wired, but missing the receiver. The radio has options for CD, FM/AM, Aux, and Satellite. I was wondering if I could use the pre wiring for a sirius receiver I already have. Thanks.
#11369 of 11746 01 Subaru Outback electrical problems
Oct 08, 2006 (12:25 pm)
We own a 2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L with 35K miles. Recently we started experiencing surges, first in acceleration, than whenever we used things like the A/C, power windows, etc. Finally the car just wouldn't start after being driven for 20 minutes in heavy traffic. Our mechanic started with the alternator, rebuilt that, a week later dead again. Next, a new alternator and 3 weeks later dead again after driving in heavy traffic. The mechanic put in another new battery explaining that the last episode left the old new battery weak. However, we have had the car back for one day and are already noticing the lights dim when we use the power windows, A/C, etc. Any ideas? One alternator and 2 batteries down we are getting a little desperate. I am not a mechanic, but clearly something isn't working properly if the car is running on battery power when the engine is running....
#11370 of 11746 Re: 01 Subaru Outback electrical problems [chojnacki]
Oct 09, 2006 (9:45 am)
Whew, yes, that is certainly a clue! Ouch. Sounds like the manifestation is an alternator problem, but if you are going through them so fast, then perhaps there is some sort of short or voltage irregularity on the alternator's feedback loop that is causing it to go out? If you just put in a new alternator and battery, then perhaps just return the alternator as defective and try another "new" one once more to see how it goes before digging into it much further. A schematic of the alternator wiring might help an electrician diagnose the issue if the replacement alternator also suffers failure.
#11371 of 11746 2006 outback led on dash
Oct 11, 2006 (9:22 am)
I have an led just above the vent on the right side of the
dashboard. This led has never lit up and I can't find any
mention of it in the owner's manual. After owning the car
for a couple of weeks I called the salesman and he did not
know what it was either. Anyone have any ideas what this is
#11372 of 11746 Re: 2006 outback led on dash [jjdat]
Oct 11, 2006 (11:01 am)
Can yo take a pic and post . Is it on the pass side of dash or the right side of the driver side by the vents .
#11373 of 11746 Re: 2006 outback led on dash [jjdat]
Oct 11, 2006 (12:36 pm)
Often times those are security system "dummy" lights. Lit means the car is "armed" to keep "dummies" away. Not sure if that is what your has, but I see quite a few newer Fords with them.
#11374 of 11746 2006 outback led on dash
Oct 11, 2006 (4:54 pm)
My mistake, the led is on left(drivers)side. I will try to
post a pic.